The terms we use

I read a post by a disability blogger I follow, about the use of infantilizing words and phrases we use in lieu of “disabled” – like “Differently Abled” and it’s shorter term “Diffabled”. I’ve always hated differently abled. Diffabled just is ridiculous. I got what this blogger was saying, because I’ve seen grown adults do…

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Disabled, #saytheword, and special needs

A friend sent me a message today – “Have you seen this? What are your thoughts?” with an accompanying link to a blog post entitled “”#saytheword, not “special needs. As I refer to Maura as having some special needs, my curiosity was peaked. Please note – the author of the blog post asked me to remove…

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Steve Harvey and Texas are making me mad this morning

First, I spotted this, via Autism with a Side of Fries – to summarize, this mom heard comedian Steve Harvey on his morning show, making fun of special needs people –   And this was her response to him –     Her reaction?  Her trying to stay calm then building up to angry tears and…

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